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Association Chat Podcast

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Oct 27, 2017

Webinar technology was designed for virtual interaction and it has the potential to be a powerful tool in the learning portfolio. 

But we’re doing it wrong. Its potential is untapped. So far.  

On this show we have some guests with ideas on how to change webinars for the better.

We'll talk with education and learning experts looking at technology and learning design for a better answer.

We'll also hear from association pros – both seeking to evolve webinars – but doing it two very different ways.

We'll discuss:

  • Education strategy and learning design
  • Technology, production, engagement
  • Takeaways you can start using tomorrow to make a real qualitative difference in your webinars

Sound interesting? Register to attend today!

About the guests

Tracy King, MA, CAE, CVEP

As Chief Learning Strategist & CEO of InspirEd, Tracy leverages her more than 17 years in the education industry for associations interested in increasing their relevance and revenue with meaningful live, online, and mobile learning programs. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology. She's a thought leader in education strategy and learning experience design. Through her speaking and consulting, Tracy promotes leading edge practices developing learning experiences that make a measurable difference. Most recently, she has co-founded Expertise Enterprise, building competitive education and credentialing businesses to advance industries.

Renee Latimer, MBA, DES

Renee parlays her business acumen and passion for education into integrating technology with learning. In Renee’s current role with the American Dental Education Association, she coordinates both small and mid-size domestic and international events, in addition to managing intersecting technologies such as mobile apps, webinars, and ADEA’s learning management system. Renee earned her Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification and certification in Advanced e-Learning Instructional Design.

Lance Simon, CVEP

Lance is Executive Vice President of iCohere, the unified learning company. iCohere supports webinars, courses, communities and virtual conferences. Lance created, and is lead instructor for, the Meetings Without Walls course and the Certified Virtual Events Producer (CVEP) digital certificate with 435 graduates to date. In his free time Lance heads a small startup,, where he plays with ideas to revolutionize the webinar format.

Lane Velayo, CAE, CEO

Lane Velayo is the CEO of Synergos AMC, an Association Management Company with offices in Saint Paul, MN and Indianapolis, IN.  In his role he oversees all operations to ensure they produce desired results which are consistent with the overall strategy and vision of the company's partners. He is an experienced association professional who has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) through its Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP), Association Forumland through its ’40 under 40’ Association Leaders award in 2016, and the Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE) as its 2011 Executive of the Year. 

About Association Chat

Association Chat (est. 2009) is an online community and weekly chat that takes place on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on You can connect with the association community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat or through the Facebook Group.

Find out more about Association Chat at (*"Cheekily" hashtagged from the beginning! #assnchat – yes, we know what it looks like and no, we aren't changing it.*)

KiKi L'Italien serves as host for the chat with regular guests and quarterly live events along with creative collaborations with industry thought leaders.